Ford Jones Investigations
The year is 1937 and the Ford Jones Detective Agency operates from a small second story office in Oakland, CA. Jones is a mousy, little man whose clothes are always a size too big. His assistant is a tall, muscular black man named Rufus. All of which is a sham used to trick white clients. Rufus is in fact the real Rutherford Jones, aka Ford Jones. Aware that his skin color would impede his chosen career, he convinces his young, alcoholic friend, Jimmy “Bottles” McGee to pose as Ford Jones. The ruse leads to all manner of complications for the pair.
In this trio of stories by writer/creator Robert Ricci, Jones and McGee solve strange occurrences at a northern mine, deal with a power struggle within the Chinese community and assist a singing cowboy solidify his role as a new cinema star while running into a classic female pulp avenger along the way. Ricci has created a truly original pulp hero who, like his predecessors, uses both his fists and know-how to serve the cause of justice.
Don’t miss this, his slam-bang New Pulp debut! Read with stirring excitement by Paul Curtis.
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